Why does Tom Brady appear to be on the verge of tears in his latest Throwback Thursday offering on Facebook?
The Adorable Brady shared another photo from his youth Thursday, this one from Candlestick Park in San Francisco where — according to the clue on the scoreboard — Brady was in attendance for his hometown 49ers’ epic come-from-behind 28-27 win over the Dallas Cowboys in the 1981 NFC Championship game.
Brady has often spoken about being in attendance at the classic playoff tilt where Joe Montana famously connected with tight end Dwight Clark who made The Catch with 51 seconds left in the game.
While Cowboys fans were crying their eyes out all over the country after Clark hauled in the Montana throw in the end zone, 49ers fans everywhere were jumping for joy as they’re team was on the verge of advancing to Super Bowl XVI.
So why was a four-year-old Tom Brady — a 49ers fan from birth — on the verge of tears with the score 28-27 San Francisco?
Did he just want to go home and go to bed like the four-year old he was?
Was Brady so overcome with emotion after seeing his team snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, the waterworks just started flowing?
Did Brady foresee that early that he wasn’t going to be picked until the sixth round of the NFL draft?
Or — like many — was Brady really a closet Cowboys fans and saddened to see his team losing at the last second?
I’m sure Brady will enlighten us whenever the media gets around to grilling him next.
Brady posted the photo to pay homage to The Stick, which is in the process of being torn down — adding the caption: “What a magical time in my life! Sad to see Candlestick go. #tbt.”
Brady hopes to be playing in Santa Clara, California’s Levi’s Stadium in Super Bowl 50 next year — right down the road from the old Candlestick. And if he wins, Brady would become the all-time Super Bowl winning quarterback with five victories, passing his boyhood idol Joe Montana in the process.
If that’s the way it goes on February 7 next year, Brady is sure to shed another tear.